Climbing

Climbers of all experience levels welcome!

Rising 65 linear feet including a corner, and standing approximately 28 feet high. The actual climbing surface area is approximately 2,500 square feet. The wall is open to faculty, staff, students, and the community. Those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. An orientation class is required for first timers and a skills proficiency is required for experienced climbers.

Instructional Programs

PCIA Site Belayer Course
PCIA CWI Course

Outdoor Program

Anchor Course Level I & II
These workshops will deliver important core skills to climbers seeking to enhance their ability to construct natural and artificial anchors. It is designed to share "best practices" in the outdoor climbing industry. Please note that the instructor (Al Wiberg) is not an "Instructor Provider" which means this in not a certification workshop but an informational workshop in anchor construction and site management.

Classes

Orientation Class
The orientation class is designed for beginning climbers with no experience, or for those who need to refresh their skills. Instructors will focus on equipment care and use, belay mechanics, climbing commands, spotting, knots, an introduction to the rules of the wall, and a skills check.

Lead Climbing Class
The lead climbing class is required by all climbers who would like to participate in sport climbing on the UW-Eau Claire indoor climbing wall. Climbers will become familiar with UW-Eau Claire policy and procedures and safety specifics for sport climbing on an indoor wall.

Skills Check
The skills check is designed for experienced indoor climbers with knowledge of the fundamentals of climbing on an indoor wall. Participants must demonstrate the ability to use a harness correctly, tie-in using a figure 8 knot, communicate using proper climbing commands, and belay using safe and correct procedures.

Group Programs
Group programs are designed for interested parties seeking an opportunity to experience the art of indoor climbing. Groups will be instructed on the fundamentals of indoor climbing to include: climbing commands, knot craft, climbing techniques, and proper use of equipment. The program will include approximately a half hour of instruction and three hours of climbing.

Fees

  Daily 1 Month 2 Months 3 Months Semester Academic
Student/Staff $5 $15 $30 $45 $30 $50
Community $10 $20 $40 $60 $50 $90

 

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